RufasCube is a slider puzzle where there is a 3x3x3 arrangement of cubelets with the center one missing, allows sliding permutations. After a randomization, the goal is to restore the cube to its original configuration based on color and alphabetic hints. It is challenging, but not as difficult as a Rubik's cube. Here, diligence pays off. Also, incremental solution is possible - you can unscramble one slice at a time. When you finish, you can see the entire English alphabet appear on the 26 cubelets. It supports laptops and Mac Retina displays.
RufasGate is a combination of the Portal and Sokoban games. Using stargate terminology, there are Zero Point Modules (ZPMs) that power the portal guns, which in turn create the two ends of a temporary and short range wormhole, a shortcut through space-time, that allows obstacles to be bypassed. In order to empower the portal guns, all cylindrical ZPMs must be bumped onto their base receptacles. There are currently only four levels, and no way to save a game. RufasGate is also a testbed for learning/illustrating various modern OpenGL techniques including cubemaps, water reflections, sound, and glsl shader capabilities. For anyone planning to use SDL2, it illustrates key-mapping, to get improved keyboard responsiveness from SDL. It supports laptops and high DPI Mac Retina displays.
Pybik is an interactive, graphical, single player puzzle about the cube invented by Ernő Rubik. Besides the cube, the program can handle towers and bricks (non-cubic puzzles). Pybik also has solvers, pretty patterns, and a collection of various moves. The cube can be manipulated with the mouse or keyboard. You can change the colors or images on the faces of the cube.
Cube Trains is a puzzle game where you build elevated railways in a city. It features 3D puzzles, unlimited undo/redo, and smart placement of pieces. The non-linear level graph means you don't have to beat a level before unlocking the next one. The game comes with a built-in level editor, so you can build and share your own corners of the city.
2x2 (Two by Two) is a multiplication puzzle game. Your goal is to solve a multiplication puzzle in which all digits are replaced by letters. To achieve the best score, you should solve the puzzle with a minimal number of errors and in minimal time. 2x2 is easy to learn, but hard to master. It is simple, smart, and addicting. It will allow you to test and improve your math skills, calculation skills, logic, and even knowledge of probability theory. With a large number of possible combinations, no two games will be the same.